Tunisia: Successful Replication of Best Practices

In February 2019, one of the eight model courts in Tunisia replicated court administration practices developed in another court and launched a series of trainings to equip clerks with the skills to rotate between different services, as part of the Improving Court Administration Program funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

The replication of model court practices was led by a clerk of the Chamber of Accusation of the Appeals Court of Kef, who delivered remarks to a large crowd of clerks and judges, explaining the role of a clerk in the Chamber of Accusation. The event served as an ice-breaking opportunity for clerks not usually involved with the work of the Chamber of Accusation. As a result, future rotation of personnel to the Chamber will be made easier.

Following the event, one of the clerks expressed confidence that this type of training would make duty rotations for clerks much easier. The president of the Court of Appeals of Kef added that this kind of event would provide confidence to clerks who are reticent to take on responsibilities at the Chamber of Accusation due to its intense workload. 

The Improving Court Administration Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and implemented by NCSC in partnership with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC).